who will co-headline ufc 229 and who will headline ufc 230?

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  1. thewhiterooster

    thewhiterooster dana hates sunscreen

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    co headline ufc 229?
    - cyborg vs nunes?
    - Holloway vs Ortega?
    - miocic vs blaydes?

    headline ufc 230?
    Robert Whittaker vs gastelum? (will gastelum be ready by nov 3rd?)
    - DC vs latifi or Corey Anderson?

    thoughts?
     
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  2. kimocomplex

    kimocomplex Red Belt

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    i doubt there will be another title to co-main Conor vs Khabib

    probably something like Wonderboy vs Dos Anjos
     
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    Im hoping

    UFC 229 co main - Usman vs Colby for next WW shot against Woodley/Till winner - at least that will organize that division, and set up the possibility of McGregor challenging the winner if he beats Khabib (yes, he will vacate another belt haha)

    UFC 230 main -

    Could be Cyborg vs Nunes, it is a superfight, and WMMA (Nunes) did technically headline UFC 200
    How about Cormier vs Gus II (I know...I know, wont ever happen)
    Not thinking Miocic vs Blaydes...but think Volkov would get the nod over Blaydes

    I think they feed Blaydes to Derrick Lewis

    So maybe Stipe vs Volkov
     
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    Soul On Ice Gold Belt

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    230 main - Jon Jones return

    229 co-main - Moreas has challenged TJ, quick turnaround for TJ but he didn't take much damage and might be down to be featured on possibly the biggest card ever.
     
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    HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Whittaker is out until next year
     
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    Draxton Skinny white guy belt

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    Too many people are thinking that Max is fighting again soon. They don’t even know what happened to him, so no way he fights until they figure that out. I doubt he even fights this year.
     
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    xyzxyz94 Purple Belt

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    I wouldn't expect anything huge for 229. It will have 0 impact on PPV buys so it's just wasting resources.

    O'Malley is a pretty good bet to be on the main card. It's a great opportunity to get up and coming guys exposure.
     
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    The co main for UFC 229 will likely be a fight between guys that could step in to save the PPV if one of Conor or Khabib don't make it.
     
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    Mormont Orange Belt

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    229 co-main won't be anything too special and certainly not another title fight.

    230 is a big mystery and I still think it will be some combination of DC/Jones/Gus. Cyborg/Nunes is another option if they want to make that a compromise date.
     
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    PROlogic Banned Banned

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    I really hope they put Sugar Sean O Malley on Conor's undercard

    Conor is his idol. Make that kids dreams come true and motivate him to fight his ass off to impress Conor
     
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    podsox Silver Belt

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    A non title fight for 229. Ufc ain’t handing out ppv points
     
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    I don't think there will be another title on the line at 229. Rumor was that mcgregor didn't want any other champs poaching his PPV points. I would guess a HW contender bout like Stipe/Blaydes or Volkov/Blaydes. Maybe a LW bout where a guy could be ready if anyone pulls out from the main event. Both Kevin Lee and Anthony Pettis expressed interest in fighting on that card.

    As far as UFC 230 goes I think there'll be a LHW title fight as the main- whether Jones comeback from suspension (presumably one year retroactive) and fights DC in a trilogy or Gus for the vacant belt. If not Jones then DC/Gus would be the only bout suitable for that card. Max-Ortega could be backup if they can't secure any of those bouts. You need something legit if you wanna fill up MSG

    My dream main event would be GSP/Ben Askren
     
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    Jones vs Rumble at 230?

    Unlikely if not impossible but would be a fun, non-title, headliner
     
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    The rest of 229 is very weak thus far. I hope it’s just not one of those where the headliner is the whole PPV.

    2 men’s FLW fights Borg vs Benevidaz and Pettis vs Formiga
    And a woman’s fight has been announced.
     
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    I'd rather have that in Toronto but great fight
     
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    True, Toronto would be the right place. That would be one of my dream fights
     
  17. TheChipBandit

    TheChipBandit White Belt

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    My best guesses:
    JJ vs DC 3
    JJ vs GUS
    Nick Diaz vs ?? (kinda fits nicely with his little brother co headlining)
     
  18. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    229 co-main: Ferguson vs Pettis

    230 main: DC vs Gust 2

    *Jones/Usada situation is the wildcard
     
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    A.S. Deep Black Belt

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    Cyborg/Dandois
    Cyborg/Kunitskaya 2
     
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    FW interim title incoming
     

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